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  1. Who would be interested in a Star Wars game? Chosen mentioned some time back about running 'experimental' games. Games where we try out a system or idea to see if the interest will be worth continued effort. Let's face it, we need some Star Wars on this site! So, if there is interest I'd be needing 3-4 players and a few questions answered: 1. Which system would you prefer? d20 or D6 (D6 is more 'real' and in my opinion the better system, but I have almost all the d20 books and can run Sagas as well (although I think it sucks)) 2. Which Era of play would you prefer? (I prefer post-Legacy, about 30-50 years after. All the iconic characters are dead and gone and the spotlight is solely on the PCs and their exploits. I'll run any era you prefer, even bitch slapping canon where we go the 'what if' route.) 3. Style and Rating of play? Lucas and all PG-13ish or dark, gritty and NC-17ish. (I prefer dark, gritty and NC-17ish. It's easier to hate a slaver when the PCs see the real pain they bring to people aboard their ships. It's easier to fear the Dark Side of the Force when you are able to grasp just how sadistic the Sith really are. It's easier to hate the evil guys when you don't come home and see two smoldering corpses... they hold you there and make you watch as they light your family on fire.) Don't let my preferences sway you. Be honest and pick what you'd like. I have all the d20 stuff, even Sagas and I have the D6 stuff as well. I'm flexible and really am just interested in giving this a shot with whatever will be, for you the players, the most enjoyable. Disclaimer: You guys all know my schedule sucks. This means I'm willing to try and run something, despite my time being short. That's why I want to run this as an experiment, to see how it goes. The more effort we make into making this work, the more fun we'll have. So, discuss.
  2. [Joram and Company] Within their ship the Jedi sat patiently, formulating a strategy together that they could all agree on for their next move. Joram and his entourage entered silently but it came as no surprise when the assembled Jedi all raised their heads in unison at their approach. “Padawan Joram, hello.” Master Imei said in the deep tone of his native Ithorian language. The wise old Ithorian was about s optimistic as one could get and his faith in the Force was well known. “How is it we can we assist you?” He asked slowly and with the tone that told them that the old man never spoke any faster than was needed to have his words heard. “And you have brought company, greetings friends. Please, sit.” The old Ithorian was as slow as molasses on Hoth as he gestured for them to sit in the few empty seats. Joram couldn’t help but notice Master Udo-Mal’s empty seat and a lump grew in his throat. “I know Padawan Joram,” Master Imei offered calmly. “I already miss him too, but let us not focus on what we have lost but instead all he has given us.” “What can we do for you Joram?” Master Masu-ka, Joram’s appointed master, spoke up. Although generally free spirited with an unlimited supply of sarcasm and self-confidence, the beautiful twi’lek woman’s expression carried the same heavy weight of loss and mourning that all the masters wore, except Icei Avi who remained unphased by the events, insisting on pushing forward and resolving the tasks at hand. The s’kytri simply looked upon the arrivals with a glare of scrutiny, like they were interrupting something. [Dari] “Actually Lady Telena, I do have something for you.” Jax spoke calmly but his tones and pauses told her that he was thinking, working, and talking all at once. “It’s not from the base, but I have a faint ion trail, only several minutes old. It’s on the far end of the jungle, opposite where the Sith shuttles landed. The ships gone now, but it’s vector looks like it was enroute to Daragon’s Trail, which doesn’t surprise me I guess, considering it leads to Korriban. That help you any?” Click to reveal.. Sound off everyone. If I missed you it’s because I have no idea what your PC upto at the moment. It’s been a few months, so help me in resetting the scenes…
  3. The ancient stone chamber was shaped like a giant cog laying flat on its side. Within each of the cogs ‘teeth’ rested a throne and upon those thrones sat carved warriors of old; ancient warriors, powerful warriors, warriors who had earned their immortality in stone through blood, fire, and sacrifice, ever immortal, ever vigilant. This day their gaze fell upon warriors just like them. The hum of lightsabers echoed within the chamber as the static clash of parry and dodge impressed the unmoving spectators. Blue struck green in a vibrant lightshow of spins and acrobatics that defied conventional laws of physics. The warriors, one male and one female moved quietly as they crossed one foot over the other in a quiet dance that slowly led them in a circle, waiting for their opponent to strike. The man was tall and slender to the point of being gaunt, but moved with the type of agile grace that a Twi'Lek dancer would kill to acquire and he kept his dark hair pulled back in a pony tail. Each of his attacks was like the striking of a snake, swift, deadly and accurate. The woman was bronze skinned with a calm demeanor and unshakeable resolve. For every attack he launched she was ready to deflect it but the stale mate of their conflict was getting them nowhere. He launched an attack and she parried it with ease. Taking advantage of the opportunity he spun around behind her and elbowed her in the spine, staggering her forward and off balance. He swung bout bringing his blue saber in a high arc and just as she spun about to face him, still staggering, she had her emerald blade there to parry it. With her arms high to parry the attack she had no defenses for the foot that found it’s way to her chest. Again she staggered back several steps as her opponent used the kick to launch himself into a backward flip. He didn’t pause. The moment he landed he dashed and leapt at her, seizing the moment. He smirked as he landed, as she swiftly slid to the side, calling on the force she centered on herself pulled herself swiftly to the side, safely away from his strike and buying herself enough time to regain her footing. “That’s cheating.” He grinned and said calmly. She smirked back while raising her green lightsaber up in a dueling stance. “There is no ‘cheating’, there is only improvisation.” Her eyes glossed over and the focus she possessed grew even more intense as the Force flowed through her offering her keen fighting abilities that border lined on precognition. They were a perfect fighting duo, one covered the weaknesses of the other and when they sparred like this it offered them the opportunity to test their ever-growing abilities against their weaknesses, namely, each other. “Round two then?” He smiled with a sweeping bow, knowing that her impressive defense just got even more difficult to breech. “Bring it.” She replied, knowing that now he’d pullout all the stops and quit toying with her, making his acrobatic attacks even more difficult to defend against. Silently the warriors of old gazed upon the warriors of today. Round two had begun and thus far the spectators were pleased with the performance… Click to reveal.. Have at it for a few posts you two. No rolls, just free form, have fun.
  4. Rebel Alliance Stats Military Strength: Troops: Fleet: Economic Strength: Credits: Political Strength: Organizations: Systems:
  5. Episode 1 & The Battle of Massassi Encounter XP: 1,500 (All) Role Play XP: Dari - +500 (Awesome overall job, she was an excellent read) Layel - +300 (Nice work) R2-FX - +400 (Nice work, loved the SW storyline presentation post) Joram - +300 (Nice work) Akira - +300 (Nice work Akira) Puck - +300 Hana - +300 Skill Use & Dramatic Prose: Dari - +400 (Nice skill use, and loved the use of class ability for inspiring confidence) Layel - +300 (Great use of intimidation) R2-FX - +300 (Great skill use, I just wish he'd not roll a skill check for everything) Joram - +300 (Nice overall use of team work and making combat interesting) Akira - +350 (Good overall read in the combat and nice work with the assists) Puck - +300 Hana - +300 Surviving Rebel Soldiers: +750 (All) Overall: Dari - 3,150 Layel - 2,850 R2-FX - 2,950 Joram - 2,850 Akira - 2,900 Puck - 2,850 Hana - 2,850 Spoils: 1 lightsaber (red) (in Joram's possession) 1 lightsaber (red) (in Akira's possession) Credits: +2,700"7 are awarded to each player (this does not include the 1,000"7 that Akira took from the Disciples.)
  6. [Listen While You Read, It's Worth It] It is a dark time for the Galaxy. The New Sith Empire has held control of the galaxy for nearly twelve decades and shows no signs of having its power contested. Life has continued on and for most, the rule of the Sith is all they know. The law is iron-clad and the punishments for violating them are severe, but they are The Sith, and must be obeyed. The Jedi Order was scattered long ago, its reputation damaged nearly beyond by the agents of the Sith. Although they fought valiantly the Order could not stand up to the sheer power and numbers of the New Sith Order. Taken by surprise, and without the backing of the quickly failing Republic, their numbers dwindled until there was nothing left. Those who remained and openly faught were purged by Emperor Malus's most feared Sith, The Hand, two incredibly powerful dark warriors who answer only to him. Those Jedi who did not fight, simply faded away into obscurity and Emperor Malus saw no reason to pursue them; the greatest insult one can make to an enemy is to ignore them. There are some archivists and historians who learned of a time when it was not always as it is today. A time of peace and prosperity. A time when evil and tyranny were held in check by brave men and women of all species and walks of life. A time when they stood strong, allied by hope, freedom and The Force. Worlds and people now try to stand united against a dark entity. Scoundrels and nobles. Soldiers and thugs. Officers and scum, all stand together, united by the common thread that all of them have had everything, at some point, taken from them by the Sith. Friends, loved ones, property or even perhaps just the simply right to ply their trade, whatever it may be. A new Galactic Alliance has taken root in the distant Outter Rim world of Yavin IV in the charred, broken husk of the ancient Massassi Temple, the once proud home of the New Jedi Order... [obligatory pan down to a planet] On the border of the Ersham Ridge within the majestic halls of the Great Massassi Temple, hundreds of men and woman of all species stood gathered in the massive assembly hall. The clamor of several dozen different languages spoken by men and woman from all manner of worlds and all walks of life. Some were rich and intelligent nobles from the civilized Core Worlds, others were workers and managers of the Corporate Sector and along with them were just moisture farmers or dewback herders from here within the Outer Rim systems. From far and wide they'd all come to hear the words of Ambassador Zon Telana, whose own planet had recently suffered a terrible loss to hundreds of centuries worth of culture. With the confidence borne of a man of passion and vision he stood tall and proud at the podium, a buoy of hope in a sea of shattered lives. Handsome, but well into his years, the graying ambassador was nonetheless excited and vibrant to look upon those gathered and be thankful that so many had chosen to answer his call. Not far behind him, his lovely daughter (and well sought after by noble suitors), Dari, did her best to remain composed. Hiding her own excitement for the success of her fathers efforts was difficult since she and he had recently completed a three year tour of the galaxy, visiting worlds that had suffered greatly from the Sith infighting or were punished for violating some half-baked or imagined law. She'd seen the horrors an Imperial orbital bombardment could cause first hand and long ago decided that the people must be freed from the oppression of the Sith and their Empire. "Please." Ambassador Telana began. "Everyone please, if we may begin." Over the course of several moments the crowd turned on each other, looking about and attempting to silence their neighbors. When the hush fell over the crowd it was almost eerie how silent it became. He didn't need anything to enhance his voice, the natural acoustics of the Massassi architecture did a fine job. "We all know why we're are here this evening, here on this out of the way world in this ruined bastion of hope and peace! We are here because the Empire has pushed us back to the point where we have no place left to go! They take our loved ones from us, they take our homes, our worlds, our very freedom to choose how we wish to live our lives! They destroy all that they touch with no regard to it's value to another!" They all nodded at once it seemed and Dari could not help but straighten her back a bit, prideful to call the man at the podium 'father'. "And I'm here to tell you friends: I'm tired of it. I'll not lie to anyone here, with all our wonderful technology and 'civilization' we've never really had 'peace' down to a science. We've shared our differences, we've shared our wars but always, under the watchful eye of the Republic, we never let our disputes infringe upon the rights of others not related to our problems or disagreements. I'll be the first to admit to all in this room, that while I may not agree with you, I still respect you enough to allow you to live your life in peace." He leaned on the podium and gazed out at the crowd. "And that's what I'm asking for here tonight: respect. The Empire does not respect us or our people! They respect only credits, power, and fear! Do you enjoy living in fear?" "No!" The powerful cry in unison reverberated the walls with such force that Dari could feel the vibration crawl up the back of the gown she wore sending an exhilarating chill up her spine. "Then I implore you," His tone grew soft, almost like a hushed whisper that still carried over the room, a pleading voice that begged for those assembled to understand his plight. "Rise up with us, help forge a new a Galactic Alliance with me and my allies. Help us rebel against the evil and tyranny that plagues our galaxy, our worlds, our homes. I understand that what I ask this evening is a great sacrifice from all of you, but the real evil in this galaxy is when the good men and women who live within it simply stand by and do nothing." He let his words hang there for the assembled to consider. Murmurs rose up in the crowd as a sea of doubt and confusion took form. It was true, what the Ambassador was asking was a lot. People still remembered Alderaan and knew that the One Sith were not below repeating such an atrocity again to quell an uprising of rebels within their territories. "What you ask for is war!" A voice finally spoke up. "Look around you Ambassador, we're not soldiers. We don't have the resources or the equipment to take on the Empire... and then... there's the Sith. What can a blaster do against an Acolyte's lightsaber? We've all seen those red blades and know that even one of their warriors can single handedly wipe out tens if not hundreds of troops." "Then we fight fire," Ambassador Telana's reply was so calm and so reserved it was as if he knew and had already prepared for this argument. "With fire. We'll summon the aid of the Jedi Order, the galaxy's peace keepers." Dari's brow quirked a bit. She'd been privy to her fathers plans, all of them accept that one, it seemed. The Jedi Order? Was he even capable of that? "That's absurd!, the Jedi are all dead!" A human man, closer to the front of the stage called out. "You ask the impossible Ambassador!" "Impossibilities are merely things of which we have not learned," A voice rose up over all others and people looked around for its source. Slowly from the shadows of the entrance of the great hall in wandered eight men and women cloaked in the now forgotten robes of the Jedi Order. Four men and four woman of various species, each with the traditional lightsaber attached to their side walked until they were halfway to the podium and in the center of the crowd. The eldest among them, an aging Cerean man who kept his balance with a cane, finished his sentence. "Or which we do not wish to happen." "Ladies and gentleman of the galaxy," Ambassador Telama outstretched a hand of introduction. Dari's jaw about hit the floor. He'd done it! He'd actually found and acquired the aide of the Jedi Order! He'd mentioned it in passing, but she never thought he was actually serious. "Jedi Master, Sen Udo-Mal." The crowd hadn't seen that one coming, and quickly a batch of confusion set in as they wondered whether to accept them or lynch them, considering their now rather poor reputation. "The Jedi Order stands ready to battle in defense of this galaxy and its people." Master Udo-Mal spoke up. He turned about and his fellow Jedi stood around him in silence, allowing him his words. "We could discuss the past. We could debate all night about what crimes brought the Jedi Order down in flames against the Empire decades ago, but the past is done and can not be changed. The future is what we look towards now, always changing it is, and if there is to be hope, then we must stand together." He looked to the Ambassador. "The Order stands ready to once again act as this galaxy's protectors and keepers of the peace. We've been gone too long, and there is much to be done." The room burst alive with conversation. The reemergence of the Jedi into the fold of galactic affairs was big, real big and everyone seemed to retire to their respective corners to debate this incredible turn of events. Ambassador Telama turned to Dari and smiled. "It wasn't easy sweetie, but I found them. I wanted to surprise you." Click to reveal.. All PCs are present. Dari - You are on the stage with your father, the Ambassador. You have no equipment with you aside from a noble lady's gown and an expensive hair style. Layel - You are somewhere in the crowd. R2-FX - You as well are somewhere in the crowd. Akira - You are with the assembled Jedi in the center of the assembly hall. Joram - You are beside Akira, as Padawans you tend to stick together. Use this as an opportunity to flex some RP muscle and reply with your reactions to the situations. A final decision has not been made yet by the people, diplomacy might be a good way to help gain some favor for the Rebellion cause. Intimidation might be a good way to make some of those people to suck it up and quit bitching about the problems of the galaxy and start working to fix them. If you have questions, ask in the OOC thread. Get going people... you're being graded.
  7. Before becoming full fledged Jedi, all Jedi PCs must pass their Jedi Trials. Failure to pass will prevent you from taking any more levels with the Jedi classes and you'll have to step down from the Jedi Order. The biggest problem with doing a post describing what you'll need to succeed is that people tend to meta-game. Thus, instead of giving you all your trials at once your PCs will be graded (on a curve) by your Masters from the end of Chapter 1 on out. Your actions in Chapter 1 do not affect the overall grading system. For ease of reference so none of you are blindsided, I'll provide you with an adequate list of what your Masters are looking for: 1. Facility with the Force. 2. Knowledge of the Jedi Code. 3. Lightsaber construction 4. Lightsaber proficiency. 5. Self-Defense Capability. 6. Sound Judgment.
  8. This is the PC Character Sheet thread. There are a few things I need to point out: 1. All characters will be reformatted into the same style 'stat-block' once they are posted for easy reading and reference. No one seems able to agree on a universal method of posting characters and this prevents the thread from looking sloppy. It also assists us/me in knowing exactly where to look on each sheet to reference information I might need. 2. While your character remains your intellectual property, I reserve the right to edit sheets as needed by the changing state of play. I always try and make it a note to inform others when I've edited a sheet. 3. You are responsible for keeping your sheet up to date, not me. If you continuously fail to update and your PC is still 5th Level after others have long since become 8th Level, that's your problem and no one else. You can not suddenly remember to 'Level Up' your PC in the middle of a mission or combat or any other time, without explicit permission from me. That said, post your approved character below.
  9. The Galactic Alliance Zon Telana, Ambassador to Chandrila (Int 15, Wis 17) (Major NPC) A human Chandrilian noble and Dari Telana's foster father. Preferring not to involve himself in the affairs of the Galactic Alliance and The Sith Empire, Zon had been able to live a life of relative neutrality spending their time mostly undoing the damage caused by the violent rulers of the galaxy. Together the two had managed to keep a low profile until a furious Imperial Governor decided to show Chandrila an example of his power by laying waste to the Hanna Institute of Antiquities. 25,000 years of lost cultures and irreplaceable articles of history and knowledge were gone a shower of orbital laser fire. It wasn't long after, 'Ambassador' Telana of Chadnrila made contact with the Galactic Alliance and devoted his time and energy to seeing the Sith removed from power. He a wise and calm man who rarely acts without first knowing all the facts. His polite and serene demeanor put most who meet of balance as his emotions are hard to read. His concerns seems to always be for the galaxy as a whole, never just his own people which has made him an incredibly well respected individual.
  10. Here, we will discuss changes to the rules that have been made. Revised Star Wars was spotty (released prior to D&D 3.5) on a few skills and Feats and a few Class issues. Changing rules is sort of a pain in the butt at times but to smooth the transition here's how it's going to work: 1. The section will be broken down into sections. Species, Classes, Skills, and Feats, etc. For ease of reference, the same way they're located in the Core Book. 2. Any changes that affect your PC I will take care of the transition for you if you prefer. 3. Changes will usually be discussed, or opened for discussion, not debate, argument, or flame wars. 4. Do not post here. This is not a discussion thread. If you have topics you'd like to discuss please take them to the OOC thread and we'll discuss them there.
  11. It is a dark time for the Galaxy. The New Sith Empire has held control of the Galaxy for nearly twelve decades and shows no signs of having its power contested. Life has continued on and for most, the rule of the Sith is all they know. The law is iron-clad and the punishments for violating them is severe, but they are The Sith, and must be obeyed. There are some archivists who learned of a time when it was not always as it is today. A time of peace and prosperity. A time when evil and tyranny were held in check by brave men and women of all species and walks of life. A time when they stood strong, allied by hope, freedom and The Force. A new Galactic Alliance has taken root in the distant Outter Rim world of Yavin V in the charred, broken husk of the ancient Massassi Temple, the once proud home of the New Jedi Order... The Rise of Darth Krayt Darth Krayt, formerly Jedi Knight A'Sharad Hett, was the founder and leader of this new generation of Sith Lords. A witness to a galaxy deeply wounded by the Clone Wars, the Galactic Civil War, and the Yuuzhan Vong War, A'Sharad came to believe that the galaxy was fractured and weak, and that a single will was needed to make it whole and strong again. Equipped with knowledge gained from Sith holocrons found on the ancient Sith burial world of Korriban and renaming himself Darth Krayt after the fierce creature of his homeworld, he reestablished the order under his leadership and pledged to reunify the galaxy according to the will of the Sith. Krayt believed that the Sith needed to grow in strength over the decades, while the Jedi Order would become increasingly weakened and compromised by their lack of ruthlessness. When the balance of power had shifted sufficiently, the Sith would strike. Krayt's Order was founded before 30 ABY. Its agents, including Lomi Plo and Welk, were active during the Yuuzhan Vong War, and by 40 ABY, they numbered more than thirty. The new Sith were not connected with Lumiya and her plans to remake Jacen Solo, which led to him becoming Darth Caedus in 40 ABY. Vergere encountered Hett in Yuuzhan Vong captivity prior to the Yuuzhan Vong War, and had philosophical discussions with him, ultimately leaving him behind as they did not see eye to eye on certain matters. Lumiya apparently encountered him some time during the early years of the Yuuzhan Vong War, but opted to actively reject his vision for the Sith. Lumiya and Vergere were both unwilling to discard the Rule of Two and were not compatible with Krayt's Order. According to the Sith on Korriban in 40 ABY, it was believed that Luke Skywalker's Jedi would also grow in strength with time, frustrating the new Sith Order's long-term plan. Therefore they took advantage of Solo's fall to the dark side, in order to pre-empt the Jedi, and effectively used him to deflect attention away from themselves. In 41 ABY, with Darth Caedus's death at the end of the Second Galactic Civil War and with his apprentice, Tahiri Veila, redeemed, Lumiya's Sith, the last surviving remnant of the Order of the Sith Lords had perished, along with Darth Bane's Legacy. This was another presumed extinction of the Sith Order, little knowing that the One Sith were hiding on Korriban 11 years earlier. For more than a hundred years, Krayt grew and strengthened the Sith on Korriban, surreptitiously planning to bring its vision of peace and order to the galaxy. While the order grew in secret, Krayt attempted to heal the wounds inflicted upon him by the Vong, going into lengthy stasis-treatments and conferring only with his most trusted servant, the first Darth Wyyrlok. Krayt was now living beyond his standard lifespan and his body began to fail him, his condition kept at bay by healing trances. He estimated that the seeds the Vong had implanted within him would consume him within a decade or two, which fueled his later interest in Cade Skywalker, as he was motivated by a sense that the young Jedi apprentice in exile had once used the Force to revive his comrade from the edge of death. The Rule of One "Power is its own purpose. To share it is to dilute it. You delude yourself, pretender. Your order will yet turn on itself and you."―Darth Bane to Darth Krayt for disobeying the Rule of Two When Darth Krayt founded his new Sith Order, he abolished Darth Bane's Rule of Two, a diktat which commanded that there should be only two Sith at any one time; a master and an apprentice: one to embody the power of the dark side, the other to crave it. Instead, there would be the Rule of One — that One being the Sith Order itself, under which there would be many minions, acolytes/adepts and lords with only one Dark Lord of the Sith. Darth Krayt believed he gave the Sith and their power a purpose, unlike Darth Bane who believed that power was its own purpose. Darth Krayt, creator of the Rule of One, and his One Sith. Under the Rule of One, the followers of Krayt were taught blind obedience and absolute loyalty to the Dark Lord of the Sith, instead of the plotting and infighting of previous Sith organizations. Similarly to the Jedi Order, Sith Masters trained a single apprentice. However, after their training was completed, apprentices were required to slay their Masters as a test of their allegiance to the Dark Lord, just like in the past Sith Order acolytes were required to kill someone to whom they were attached or close to seal their transition to the dark side. Masters who deemed their apprentices ready would allow themselves to be killed, as long as it was on Krayt's orders. The new Sith also mirrored the Jedi in that, while they did rely on passion, hatred and aggression, they did not seek power for themselves alone, but to serve the will of the Dark Lord and impose his order on the galaxy by any means necessary. Instead of reducing the number of Sith to avoid the Order from destroying itself, Krayt altered the Sith philosophy. He claimed he gave power purpose. With the numbers as great as they were before the previous Rule's establishment, it allowed the Sith to match up in numbers with the Jedi. The Sith-Imperial War At last, in the period of 127–130 ABY, the Sith made their presence known openly under Krayt's leadership, and the result of his machinations was the Sith-Imperial War. Krayt's own holocron contained entries relating how he caused the fall of the Galactic Alliance and the restoration of the Empire as the dominant galactic power. Krayt harnessed that hatred to sabotage a Jedi project that was established for entirely altruistic reasons. The original intent of the Ossus Project was to use Yuuzhan Vong terraforming techniques to restore a barren section of the once-devastated Jedi fortress world of Ossus. When the test proved successful, the response was tremendous. Out of a host of applicants, one hundred worlds were selected for the Vong terraforming process. Yuuzhan Vong Shapers, overseen by Jedi escorts, produced incredible results. But Krayt's agents sabotaged the process; soon, the vegetation withered, and bony growths like those once seen on those the Vong had taken as slaves began forming on the skin of the inhabitants. The Jedi immediately suspected sabotage, but could never prove it. It did not matter; the lingering resentment the galaxy felt towards the Vong, even decades after their defeat and exile, did Krayt's work for him, and soon the Vong were accused of trying to restart their genocidal crusade against the galaxy by other means. The results were everything the Dark Lord of the Sith could have hoped for. The Jedi, devoted to the truth above all, defended the Vong and encouraged the Galactic Alliance to support them. The Empire reacted accordingly; members of the Moff Council demanded retribution and, invoking the Treaty of Anaxes, declared war on the Alliance. But in addition to war with the Empire, the Alliance found itself facing dissension from within its own ranks. Worlds that had suffered the most under the Vong now aimed their resentment at the Alliance; many of them refused to support the Alliance and actively sided with the Empire, while others just stood by and watched under the banner of neutrality. So divided, the Alliance was easy to conquer. But Emperor Roan Fel himself was less than enthusiastic; he'd only reluctantly declared war and never threw his full support behind it. He even prevented his Imperial Knights from participating. Because Roan Fel refused to let the Imperial Knights enter the war, the Empire didn't have the strength necessary to counter the Jedi, and so, the Sith joined the conflict. In three years, the Galactic Alliance was defeated and the Empire absorbed all its former holdings, even reclaiming Coruscant as the Imperial throne world. It was a reversal of the galactic order that no one could have foreseen, or believed was possible. But despite the grandeur of this victory, it was but a stepping stone for Krayt.
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